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AlumWire January 2016


Creighton University posthumously honored the Rev. Ty and Terri Schenzel of The Hope Center for Kids in Omaha and Frank Peak Jr., Ph.D., longtime director of Community Outreach Services at the Creighton University Medical Center, during its Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration. The University also recognized the Rev. T. Michael Williams, pastor at Risen Son Baptist Church in Omaha, with the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award.

AlumWire December 2015


Here at Creighton University this semester, we have enjoyed the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins: as kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame. The Jesuit priest and poet reminds each of us that through our gifts and talents, and in commitments of faith and service, we demonstrate dimensions of greatness. And when this happens – so goes Hopkins – Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes, through the features of [Creighton] faces. This is what we celebrate this season – Christ who came, and Christ who continues.

-- Fr. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J.

AlumWire November 2015

Last week was a difficult and somber time for us as a university as we grieved the loss of four inspiring young women from our student community who lost their lives in an Oct. 24 automobile accident. In prayer, reflection, conversation, and action, we have celebrated the lives of Yoselin Deleon, Jennifer Guzman, Akuel Majouk, and Mariana Ramirez — and will continue to do so. I am humbled and grateful for the prayers and support we have received from many of our alumni. Please know that we continue to reach out to our students, faculty and staff through various services and communications, including a memorial website. May God bless and comfort the family and friends of these remarkable women, and our entire Creighton family, in the weeks and months ahead.

In Christ,

Fr. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J.

AlumWire October 2015

With more than 2,000 people in attendance over a two-day missioning, installation and inauguration, Creighton University officially ushered in the presidency of the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Oct. 1 and 2. His inaugural theme was based on the poem by Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins, "As Kingfishers Catch Fire." (Photo above, former Creighton presidents the Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., left, and the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., place the Creighton presidential medallion around Fr. Hendrickson's neck.)

AlumWire September 2015

We can't wait to welcome you back to campus for Homecoming 2015, Sept. 17-20. Register today for a weekend full of exciting events and activities, from class reunions to the President's Alumni Dinner and the Getting Blue Block Party. Registration ends Sept. 13, so don't wait.

AlumWire August 2015

Creighton President the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., concelebrates with former presidents Timothy Lannon, S.J., and John Schlegel, S.J., at the funeral Mass for Creighton alumnus and philanthropist Charles "Charlie" Heider, BSC'49, HON'10. Heider died July 30 at the age of 89. Thanks to the family's generosity, the Heider College of Business became Creighton's first named school in 2013. "The Heiders' generosity to Creighton has benefited our University in countless ways," Fr. Hendrickson said.

AlumWire July 2015

The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., officially began his first day as Creighton University's 25th president on July 1. He spent part of the day walking campus, visiting with students and staff. “It’s so cool that he’s coming around to see everyone on Day One,” said student Katie Lang, who was working in the Jelinek Building.

AlumWire June 2015

The Hon. Michael Fahey, BA'73, HON'09, was honored at May commencement with the 2015 Alumni Achievement Citation, the highest award given to an alumnus or alumna. Fahey served two terms as Omaha’s mayor and was instrumental in the city’s economic development efforts and the renaissance of downtown Omaha. (Presenting the award to Fahey, middle, are Michael McCarthy, the new chair of Creighton's Board of Trustees, left, and interim Creighton President Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D.)

AlumWire May 2015

With a $500,000 matching gift effort surpassing its goal, Creighton University celebrated the renaming of the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ) for former Creighton president the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., in an April ceremony.

Fr. Schlegel, Creighton's president from 2000 to 2011, said he was humbled by the honor and expressed his appreciation for the support and prayers of the Creighton community as he battles pancreatic cancer.

AlumWire April 2015

A record number of 155 Creighton University medical students learned of their residencies during the annual Match Day event on March 20. This year at Creighton, 95 percent of matching students were placed with their first choice for residency. The students do not know their residency match until they open a sealed envelope on stage. This year's ceremony included young families and even a wedding proposal. (She said, "Yes!")

AlumWire March 2015

HONORING Fr. Schlegel
An endowed fund is being established to honor former Creighton University president the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. Proceeds from the fund will be used to support the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, which will be named for Fr. Schlegel. Fr. Schlegel, who served as Creighton's president from 2000 to 2011, is currently battling inoperable pancreatic cancer. Thanks to several anonymous donors, gifts to the fund will be matched up to $500,000 through April 30.(Photo courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald) 

AlumWire February 2015

Speaking in front of a campus audience during the University’s annual convocation ceremony, Creighton University Interim President J. Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D., said 2014 was full of amazing accomplishments.

He added, in his Feb. 3 state-of-the-university address, that the University is diligently preparing for the July arrival of new president the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., and is “on the cusp of many exciting developments.”

Watch a video of his address